Heart Disease Care for Everyone

Posted on: January 16, 2018

Heart disease care is critical for anyone who is suffering from or at risk for heart disease. Heart disease is a leading killer, claiming the lives of both men and women. Preventing heart disease requires diligence and maintaining good health. This involves maintaining regular visits with the doctor, taking prescribed medications, eating a healthy diet and engaging in an exercise routine. When combined, these activities can be helpful in reducing the likelihood of someone suffering from a heart attack.

Who should worry about heart disease care?

All adults should be concerned about heart disease. The older a person gets, the more likely it is that they will suffer from it. We recommend visiting a doctor for an annual physical from a very young age. Continuing to do so will make it possible for a physician to identify early signs of heart disease as soon as they manifest. This could occur in a person’s 30s, 50s or even 70s. The key is managing the treatments as soon as it becomes necessary.

This reduces the likelihood of a person suffering from a life-threatening heart attack. Remember, heart disease may not show any immediate symptoms so it is important to schedule a regular physical even without them. Additionally, anyone who is suffering from hypertension or high cholesterol should be more concerned about the likelihood of suffering from heart disease and make it a priority to schedule regular examinations.

Medications

Heart disease care and management typically involve taking medications to do things like lower cholesterol. Depending on the symptoms and what exactly is wrong, some medications may be prescribed to treat that particular issue. Some patients require multiple prescriptions.

Diet matters

We recommend that patients eat a heart-healthy diet. This includes eating foods that are low in saturated fats and maintaining a balanced diet. For example, eating fish that is high in omega-3 instead of fatty red meat. It is also necessary to eat plenty of green leafy vegetables, fruit and whole grains.

Remember to exercise

A regular exercise routine is necessary for maintaining good health. The type of exercise should depend on the patient’s health so it is important to speak with a doctor before beginning any exercise routine. Some patients may only be able to take daily walks. That is fine. Even a brisk walk is beneficial for improving a person’s health.

Personalized treatment plans

Ultimately, what is required for heart disease care will be based on the individual health and needs of each patient. This makes it important to visit a physician and to speak in detail about treatment options. When patients come to our office, we are careful to take time to get to know more about their lifestyle and goals so that the treatment plans we recommend are comprehensive and specific.

Call our office and schedule an appointment

We invite you to call and schedule an appointment with our office today so that we can conduct an examination and tests as necessary. Then, we can discuss available options for treating and managing your heart disease symptoms.